Category Archives: charcoal

Learning To Fly

“Second star to the right and straight on til morning.” – J.M. Barrie One of my favorite books was Peter Pan. Then it came on television. I was fascinated and after seeing the movie, I would have dreams that I could … Continue reading

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She Quickly Realized She Was In A One-Horse Town

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song.” -Plato I love being back in the mountains. It’s quiet. It’s much more conducive to the way I like to paint. … Continue reading

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And the Band Played

“The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories or you can use it to paint dreams.” -Robert Brault The above photo is taken with my iPhone instead of my Canon point and shoot. … Continue reading

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How A Rabbit Is Born (safe for work)

“Play is the essence of creativity. Creative play and gut reaction, instinct. When I work on a piece I play. I have a whole huge selection of the studio where I have an inventory of sculptural forms, simple abstract, non-specific … Continue reading

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Leopold Joins the Rabbit Family

“Instead of discussing with myself every morning whether I feel inspired or not, I step into my office every day at nine sharp, open the window and politely ask the muse to enter and kiss me. Sometimes she comes in, … Continue reading

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Uptown Funky Chicken

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.” -Barbara … Continue reading

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Leaving Town

“Drawing is the simplest way of establishing a picture vocabulary because it is an instant, personal declaration of what is important and what is not.” -Betty Goodwin I’ve been asked by my gallery, High Country Art in Blue Ridge GA to make … Continue reading

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Un-Cooped or Who Let The Chickens Out

“Storytellers ought not to be too tame. They ought to be wild creatures who function adequately in society. They are best in disguise. If they lose all their wildness, they cannot give us the truest stories.” -Ben Okra Where I live in … Continue reading

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Short Stories

“What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise there are only two dimensions.” Margaret Atwood I titled this ‘Short Stories’ because I hope that … Continue reading

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And The Pony Learned About Dance . . .

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next … Continue reading

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